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Pennsylvania School Police Officers to Lose Arrest Powers

Seven months after a Snyder County judge granted full arrest powers to Selinsgrove Area School District Police Chief Mark Wolfberg and two of his part-time officers, Pennsylvania lawmakers have stripped much of their authority away.

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(Video) Mitigating the Tragedy of Blue-on-Blue Deaths

Don Alwes discusses the problem of blue-on-blue accidental shootings, especially with plainclothes and off-duty officers, and how to prevent these incidents.

Dave Smith: The Great Badge Eating Monster

In today's political climate, one action or comment others don't like could cost you your job.

Florida Recordings of Mass Shootings No Longer Public Record

The bill applies to government photo, audio, and video recordings that show the deaths of three or more people, not including the perpetrator, in an incident of mass violence.

Prepare Your Agency for the New and Improved Crime Reporting System

The National Incident-Based Reporting System offers law enforcement many advantages over the Uniform Crime Reporting program.

San Francisco Officers Told Not to Make Suspects Sit

The practice is viewed as “demeaning” to suspects, city police Chief William Scott has determined.

Video: RCMP Officer Speaks About Being First to Patrol with Permanent Blindness in One Eye

In 2012, First Constable Michael Jaszczyszyn of the Royal Canadian Mounted Patrol suffered the permanent loss of sight in his right eye due to a rare form of cancer. After training himself to fire his patrol rifle from his left side and practicing to improve his depth perception, Jaszczyszyn returned to patrol duties in December 2017. Since Jaszczyszyn returned to duty—changing RCMP policy in the process—two other Canadian officers with vision issues have also resumed active duty.

RCMP Officer Speaks About Being First to Patrol with Permanent Blindness in One Eye

In 2012, First Constable Michael Jaszczyszyn of the Royal Canadian Mounted Patrol suffered the permanent loss of sight in his right eye due to a rare form of cancer. After training himself to fire his patrol rifle from his left side and practicing to improve his depth perception, Jaszczyszyn returned to patrol duties in December 2017. Since Jaszczyszyn returned to duty—changing RCMP policy in the process—two other Canadian officers with vision issues have also resumed...

Orlando PD Revises Social Media Policy to Include Possible Firing

Orlando police officers can now face termination for violating the department's social media policy, following an officer's controversial Facebook posts that prompted frustration among the agency's civilian oversight board.

Washington Department Set to Update its Use-of-Force Policy

Chief Craig Meidl said that most of the department is already using the proposed principles and tactics — including using time, distance, cover and de-escalation — but said that some officers who “could benefit from those being codified in an official policy.”